Singapore leaders send condolences on Cambodian stampede

21:19, November 23, 2010      

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Singapore President S R Nathan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday wrote condolence messages to Cambodia on the stampede tragedy.

Nathan said he was saddened to learn about the tragic stampede that has occurred in Phnom Penh, causing great loss of life in the wake of what should have been a joyous celebration.

"On behalf of the people of Singapore, I would like to convey our deepest condolences to the people of Cambodia. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families of those who have perished or been injured," Nathan wrote.

In a letter to his cambodian counterpart Hun Sen, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said, "On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of those who died in the tragedy, and our sympathies to all those who were injured. Our thoughts are with the Cambodian people during this difficult period."

The water festival stampede accident in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh left 375 dead and 755 injured on Monday.



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